As I read the Spiritual Life Theme, I had to recall many of the things that happened in my life over the last two years. Sometimes, I wonder how I was able to face one day after another with isolation, the coronavirus, and the death of my husband, Brady. I think these last two years have been my Spiritual Journey for finding peace.
My journey started on February 21, 2020. My husband entered an assisted living facility in Howard County, and a week later I was unable to see him due to the coronavirus. I asked God to give me spiritual blessings and help me to understand what is happening and why is this happening. In reading Psalm 34:18, it states that "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." I wasn't going to let my spirits be crushed, so I changed my focus on the spirit of comfort and growth.
As the days and weeks passed - 9 months in total - I asked God to give Brady spiritual blessings and care and provide me with spiritual comfort and peace. A special kind of togetherness was created with Brady from my daily spiritual communications with God. I would read the prayer words that are printed below, and ask God for spiritual directions. I cannot recall where I found this prayer, but reading this particular prayer helped me in so many different ways, and I thank God every day for his wisdom in leading and directing Brady's earthly journey to our Lord’s heavenly home.
During Brady’s transition period, I was able to touch, see, and pray with him, as I sat at his bedside on his last earthly days. It provided me with a better understanding of our life’s journey and being able to have the strength to face whatever the outcome would be. I felt blessed that God gave me this spiritual blessing. Somehow, the compassion I received during this time enabled me to have a positive spiritual growth, and I hope this prayer will help someone else find comfort and peace in their spiritual growth as much as it has helped me.